No-Knead Bread

Everyone loves Artisan bread, but who has the time and energy to make it?  You do!  We found a super-easy recipe that turns out a beautiful loaf of crusty, chewy goodness with minimal effort, and a simple clean up.  Don’t believe us?  See how we made it below and then click here for the full recipe:  http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html#

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You’ll need a heavy, covered pot like this Le Creuset Round  French Oven—available at the Measuring Cup!

 

 

 

Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl,  cover with plastic wrap, and let rest for 12-18 hours.

 

 

 

This is what your dough should look like when it’s done rising.

 

 

 

Sprinkle the dough with flour and then fold it over twice.

 

 

 

Flour a towel and place the dough on it to rise for 2 hours

 

 

 

Place the lid on your empty Le Creuset pot, put it in the oven and turn it up to 450°

 

 

 

When your dough has risen, it will look like this.

 

 

 

Take the hot pot out of the oven, remove the lid, and place your dough inside.  Cover and bake for 30 minutes.  Then remove the lid and bake for 15 minutes more.

 

 

Take out your bread, and inhale deeply.

 

 

 

Voila! Golden, crusty goodness! It’s going to go fast, so you might want to start a new batch!

 

 

 

Thanks for reading! And stop back soon for more from The Measuring Cup!

One thought on “No-Knead Bread

  1. Quick question re: no knead bread. Directions state that after 30 min, to remove lid and bake for 15. But the next direction says, take out the bread, lift the lid and inhale. Does the lid stay on or off after the initial 30 min. Thanks – can’t wait to try the recipe.

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